What the heck is…CHIP – The World’s First Nine Dollar Computer
If someone were to come up to me and tell me they could buy a computer for €10, I would probably laugh at their face. But the team behind CHIP are about to make that a reality…
The concept is quite simple, C.H.I.P. is a computer. It’s tiny and easy to use and the idea is that you could do all you usual computer things you would do on your €300+ PC.
It seems that C.H.I.P. will be running on Linux, so someone who is talented at using Linux’s variety of O.S. like Elemental, Ubuntu or Kubuntu could maximise this products potential. Its an interesting idea but the question is how practical will it actually be? Can you do all your heavy duty work without experiencing lag?
They claim you can work in LibreOffice and save your documents to C.H.I.P.’s onboard storage. Surf the web and check your email over wifi. Regardless I like the innovation and I look forward to seeing more of this product and how they plan to market it to the public.
Oh and did I mention that it comes with a portable device. PocketC.H.I.P. makes C.H.I.P. portable! PocketC.H.I.P. gives C.H.I.P. a 4.3” touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and 5-hour battery – in a case small enough to fit in your back pocket.
If your interested in funding this product, head over to their KickStarter Page.